Complications following treatment of mandibular angle fractures are common, and rates as high as 32% have been reported. Poor patient compliance, medical comorbidities, the complex biomechanical forces that occur at this anatomic location, the presence of wisdom teeth and the difficulty of achieving rigid fixation are among the reasons for this unusually high rate of complications for a fracture.
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